Endovascular management of patients with cerebral arteriovenous malformations

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2000 Jan;11(1):123-45, ix.


The endovascular management of brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is a part of the therapeutic AVM strategy. In selected cases, endovascular therapy may lead to a total and permanent cure, but in most cases it will be an adjunctive therapy to microsurgery or radiosurgery. Embolization of brain AVMs is still a technical challenge that requires experience and skill on the part of the physician and requires a further improvement of tools, but it has made brain AVMs curable.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / adverse effects
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / methods
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / physiopathology
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging